Take 52 Challenge – Week 3

So how did we all do in week 2 of the Take 52 Challenge?  I found the theme “Cold to be particularly tricky.  I was sure I would be able to conjure up some magical winter scene outside my house, but alas, it was not to be. Every time I would venture out, camera in hand, everything seemed bleak, barren and boring. The day that I finally took the shot below I was wearing Mollie in the ergobaby carrier and was somewhat restricted in the types of pictures I could take.  Crawling on the ground,for example, was out of the question.

So, when in doubt – I look up.

Take 52 Week 2

These are the awesome Oak trees that surround our house.  They must be hundreds of years old as they are huge.  I plan on doing a study of these trees at some point as they are very much a part of my husband’s family history.  But that is for another time…

As always I took several shots, zooming in and out, varying my position and trying to eliminate the power lines. It was tricky enough getting the both the sky and the trees properly exposed and I had to tweak a little in PSE which brought out some green detail in the bark of the trees. A tiny sign of growth in an otherwise chilly image.

I hope you are sticking with me and the Challenge and enjoying it. Each week we get to start anew!  So it’s not too late to join in. You can check out the Flickr group , the Facebook Page  and previous week’s themes to see what’s been happening so far.

This week the theme is full of fun – “Play-time”


Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Happy Snapping


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Melanie - January 16, 2012

I am truly enjoying this challenge. The challenge, for me, isn’t finding inspiration, but it is to think as far outside the box as possible. I recognized this when I thought taking a picture of my oven controls in the “off” position was a good translation of the theme Cold. My point is that this challenge gives me the opportunity to not only take some fun pictures, but to think about it before I shoot.

Thank you for your efforts in organizing the challenge, it is great fun!

Ingrid - January 16, 2012

Glad you are enjoying Melanie!

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